Panola County investigator arrested for DUI

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A major with the Panola County Sheriff’s Office has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

FOX13 has learned Major Barry Thompson was arrested on DUI charges last night in Panola County. The incident happened on Highway 35, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Thompson is Panola County’s lead homicide investigator and has been leading the investigation into the murder of Jessica Chambers.

FOX13 is told Thompson was in his personal vehicle at the time of the stop.

We are working to learn more about this arrest and will bring updates as they become available.

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